4:46pm

Thu February 23, 2012
The Commonwealth

Kentucky Kingdom to Reopen in May 2013

After sitting idle since the summer of 2009, the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park in Louisville will reopen in May 2013 as Bluegrass Boardwalk. WAVE-TV in Louisville reports the Kentucky Fair Board on Thursday approved a long-term lease with the Koch family, owners of the Holiday World amusement park in Santa Claus, Ind.

The Kochs, according to WAVE-TV, said they will bring the Holiday World culture to Kentucky - that means free soft drinks, free sunscreen and other amenities for guests.

The park will employ 800 seasonal workers and 25 permanent employees.